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‘Live & Local’ at HMV Banbury

By | Events, News

Discover the latest local talent at HMV’s Live & Local sessions! Join us for exclusive live performances throughout the summer, showcasing the best musical talent that Banbury has to offer. 

Sam Martin – Friday 16th August 3pm

If you’re looking to liven up your Friday afternoon, don’t miss out on an exclusive live performance by the magnificent Sam Martin UK. Sam, a talented musician local to Oxfordshire, will be taking the stage at our HMV store’s ‘Live & Local’ session on Friday at 3pm.

Eloquent Youth – Wednesday 31st August 3pm

Harmony-led pop/folk duo Eloquent Youth will be the latest talent to hit the ‘Live & Local’ stage at our HMV store this August! Join brothers Tom & Joel on Wednesday 31st August at 3pm for the latest of their many live performances this summer, including sessions with BBC Countryfile Live and BBC Music Introducing!

Crystallite – Sunday 8th September 3pm

Who’s excited to see a genre-defying performance from Crystallite? The Oxfordshire-local band will be performing live at our HMV store’s latest ‘Live & Local’ session at 3pm on Sunday 8th September.

The Pete Watkins Originals – Saturday 21st September 3pm

Join us for an afternoon filled with acoustic roots style hits from The Pete Watkins Originals band. 

The local musicians will be bringing their mix of beautiful melodies and thought-provoking lyrics to our HMV store’s ‘Live & Local’ session at 3pm. 

Lake Acacia – Friday 27th September 3pm

There’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of the weekend than with our HMV store’s latest ‘Live & Local’ session. Embrace your wild side with fresh faced alt-rock performers Lake Acacia. See their truly unique performance in the centre at 3pm.

Do you want to take the stage at one of HMV’s Live & Local sessions? Pop in store and speak to James to learn more. 

Free Dance Workshops at Castle Quay

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On Tuesday 6th August and Saturday 31st August a local dance teacher from The Mill will be holding free dance workshops in unit 16 at Castle Quay, opposite Muffin Break.
The classes are free to children aged between 6 and 15 years old and will run on a first come first served basis, so make sure you don’t leave things too late!

We can’t wait to see you there to learn some incredible dance steps from one of the best dance teachers in Banbury.

Shopmobility – open for business

By | News

Shopmobility, which is situated in the South Car Park of Castle Quay Shopping Centre, remains open for the hiring of wheelchairs and scooters. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9am-1pm & 1.30pm-4.30pm. For any queries, please phone the reception desk on 01295 256296 and the team will be glad to assist. We will provide an update should there be any changes to this.

Toy Rehoming at The Entertainer

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This Wednesday is World Environment day!

The Entertainer have partnered with The Salvation Army to launch the Big Toy Rehoming which aims to reduce plastic waste by prolonging the life of toys, while helping to ensure every child has the opportunity to play.

You can bring  your unwanted toys in to store between 5th – 8th June and they will rehome them via The Salvation Army.

Terms & Conditions

  • Toys with a valid CE mark on the toy or packaging will be passed to The Salvation Army for rehoming.
  • Toys without a valid CE mark on the toy or packaging will be safely recycled.
  • No soft toys or plush will be accepted.

Footbridge Closure

By | CQ Development, News

Further to our most recent update, we can confirm that the footbridge connecting Castle Quay Shopping Centre to Spiceball Park Road North will close from Monday 20th May. This is due to ongoing construction work on the exciting new leisure and retail development at Castle Quay – Castle Quay Waterfront – which is due for completion in 2021.

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Banbury Museum hosts Circus of Mechanical Marvels

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Roll up, Roll up! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s time to take your seats, as the fabulous, the mesmerising, Mechanical Circus is coming to town on Saturday 25th May.

Kicking off the summer season at Banbury Museum, The Mechanical Circus is the latest exhibition to open in the beautiful new PYE Gallery, and offers a host of hilarious interactives guaranteed to get the whole family laughing.

Join the team at the museum and go back in time to revisit those idyllic childhood days of magic and curiosity, where the marvels of the fairground and circus brought imaginations to life. Visitors can put their head in a lion’s mouth, lift the strongman weights or pose at the ‘beach’ – ideal for those family photo memories! With lots of magical buttons to press and optical illusions to explore, the exhibition is truly interactive and is perfect for kids aged 1-100!

Tickets cost £5 for adults, £4 concessions, £3 for children and family tickets are £15.